7 Sep 2020

Labour pledges Matariki public holiday if re-elected

From Checkpoint, 5:14 pm on 7 September 2020

Labour is promising to make Matariki a public holiday if re-elected.

Jacinda Ardern was back on the campaign trail today, announcing the election pledge to an audience of tourism operators in Rotorua.

The Labour leader says the time has come for Matariki to be a holiday, and it will be a boost to nation building - and the tourism sector. But other political parties disagree.

Here's political reporter Yvette McCullough.